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Our Lady of Sorrows, Feast of

Our Lady of Sorrows

September 15

– Compiled under the direction of Father Johann Roten, S.M.

This index of material included in the All About Mary website, brings together resources that pertain to this feast. Additional resources may also be available by using the provided search tools.

Magisterial Documents

The Life of Mary: Calvary
Post-Vatican II Magisterial Documents concerning the theme, Mary's Life, Calvary. These teachings of the Catholic Church may prove useful to include in talks, homilies or for research....
See: Magisterial Documents: The Life of Mary


Marian Feasts Past and Present 
Includes a brief explanation of celebration of the September Marian days.
See: Liturgical History of Marian Feasts


Mary, Mother of Sorrows: The Mystery of Comfort and Hope
An abridged reflection, originally an article in Chicago Studies by Louis J. Cameli
See: Mother of Sorrows


Describe the origins of Mary's title: Our Lady of Sorrows?
The Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on September 15, the day after the feast of the Holy Cross to show the close connection between Jesus' Passion and Mary's Sorrows ....
See: Our Lady of Sorrows, Title Origins

Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows
The chaplet or rosary of the Seven Sorrows uses special beads. There are seven groups of seven beads. The seven groups of seven Hail Marys remember the seven sorrows of Our Lady.
See: Rosaries and Chaplets: Various Kinds

"Our Lady of Tears"
… renewed interest in a devotion known as "Our Lady of Tears," a special rosary devotion ….
See: Our Lady of Tears

Sorrowful Mysteries
Information on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
See: Rosary: Mystery Reflections


Seven Sorrows, Seven Joys
Sonnets in Meditation on Mary's Life by Ann Astell
See: Seven Sorrows, Seven Joys

Poetry for the Season of Lent
Contains poetry appropriate to the liturgical celebration of the Mother of Sorrows such as: "To the Sorrowing and Immaculate Heart," "Lady Most Pitiful," "The Passion of Our Lady," "The Passion of Mary," "When Mary Weeps."
See: Lenten Poetry

Passion Poetry
Contains poetry appropriate to Mary’s sorrows such as: "Mother of Tears," "Queen of the Seven Sorrows," "Good Friday Mothers," "Mother of the Crucified," "Three Mothers Beneath Three Crosses," "How Our Blessed Lady Stood by the Cross of Jesus," "The Child of Calvary," "Lady of Pain," "Our Lord," etc.
See: Passion Poetry

Stabat Mater
Stabat Mater is the title of a thirteenth-century Latin hymn and it means "the Mother was standing." In Latin, the hymn consists of twenty couplets which describe the Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin at the Cross. There are more than sixty English translations ....
See: Stabat Mater Poetry

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